Major Building Maintenance to Commence August 1, 2024

We are preparing for major infrastructure upgrades to our 100-year-old North Building to occur over the course of the next few years. Upgrades will focus on the electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and windows. 

We will be closing our North Building on August 1. 

For the general public, this means that our exhibits will be closed and tours will be suspended indefinitely.

For researchers and sister institutions, this means that the disruptions will either impede or completely prevent our ability to provide access to the collections (research requests, loan requests). We welcome your inquiries and will happily consider each one on a case-by-case basis, but please be advised that we may not be as accessible as we would like to be. We apologize in advance for any denials we may have to issue. 

Closed but Still Open for Community Engagement

While ASM’s building and in-house exhibits will be closed after August 1, we will continue to offer teacher resources, online exhibits, events, hybrid programs, travel experiences, online shopping, and on-demand content.

Updates will be posted on ASM’s website and social media channels. To receive monthly updates, and to be kept informed of all museum news, sign up for the ASM newsletter.


Come be introduced to the ancient and enduring Indigenous cultures of the region through content-rich exhibits, docent tours, online and in-person programs, master classes, travel experiences, and a research library and archives.

Established in 1893, Arizona State Museum is the oldest and largest anthropological research facility in the U.S. Southwest, with expansive collections that are exceptional resources for the study, teaching, and appreciation of the region’s 13,000-year human history.